I’ve been going to Boris at Beyond Fitness now for several months. As a rugby player for more years than I care to count, and even more injuries, I’ve definitely been to my share (and your share as well, probably) of physios, osteos, sports massages etc. etc. I don’t think there is a part of my body that hasn’t been affected.
I think I can safely say I have a pretty good basis of comparison, so when I say Boris/Beyond Fitness would be up there with the best that I’ve been to, trust me, I’ve been to a few!
As well as playing rugby I also used to play hockey and was a keen horse rider, so I arrived at Beyond Fitness with a long history. Even though initially a rotator cuff tear was the issue, Boris treated my whole body, the structural weaknesses, and how my current and previous injuries were affecting other areas. I found this approach, instead of focusing on the new injury, has helped immensely.
As a prop in rugby I endure a huge amount of strain on my back. Boris has helped adjust, tweak and work with me to decrease the level of tightness, and to loosen and strengthen my whole back. This was no small task! My whole posture has improved as well as my flexibility. I hadn’t realised just how accustomed to putting up with constant pain and tightness I was.
I’ve really appreciated Boris’s holistic approach to not just my body, but where I’m at emotionally and mentally as a sports person. Playing rugby at national level takes it out of me physically as well as emotionally, so much of my time and energy is focused on how I’m performing at game time as well as at training. Dealing with the pressure of needing to perform can be very taxing, and devastating when you don’t deliver. If you feel like you’ve let your team, coaches and yourself down due to whatever reason, it takes its toll on confidence and belief, which in turn affects recovery and future performance.
I like the way Boris takes the time to get an overall picture of where I’m at before we start treatment. I think that can be overlooked sometimes. We rugby players can be a sensitive bunch.
So thank you everyone at Beyond Fitness, I’ve always found you all welcoming and friendly, you treat the person not the injury.